NASA has its own special agents that are armed and trained in hand-to-hand combat and high speed pursuit.

NASA has its own special agents that are armed and trained in hand-to-hand combat and high speed pursuit.

NASA has its own special agents. The NASA Office of Inspector General's mission is to "prevent and detect crime, fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement and promote efficiency, effectiveness, and economy throughout NASA."

Special agents are armed, have arrest authority and can execute search warrants and conduct searches.

They are all trained in hand-to-hand combat, arrest techniques, small arms and shotgun training, high speed pursuit and skid techniques, water safety, interrogation techniques, surveillance training, and search warrant execution techniques.

NASA special agents are trained at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia and their classroom program consist of criminal law, criminal procedure, and other related subjects.

The current NASA Inspector General is Paul K. Martin, and the OIG has about 190 people in its employ in 11 NASA facilities.

These agents all have to carry identification badges which carry credentials and set out the agent's law enforcement authority. There is a one inch by one inch head and shoulders picture of the agent on the badge.

NASA OIG's Computer Crimes Division has had many successes that resulted in the arrest of hackers located in Venezuela, Italy, Turkey, England, Portugal, Nigeria, and Romania. Many of these resulted in indictments and convictions of computer criminals.

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